Beetroot Dahi/Sev Puri

A total ‘desi’ dish that can be eaten at any nook and corner of India, Sev/Dahi puri is a scrumptious starter, favorite of all irrespective of age.

Sev is a popular variety of Indian snack food, made from small pieces of crunchy noodles comprising chickpea flour paste which is seasoned with turmeric and cayenne before being deep-fried in oil. These noodles vary in thickness. Sev is eaten as a standalone snack as well as a topping on dishes like Bhelpuri and Sevpuri.


While ‘dahi’ is Hindi word for – Curd. Blended and textured with spices, this curd is used to provide moisture and flavor to Indian snacks such as dahi puri, pani puri etc.




Ingredients:

  1. Small salted puri’s – 20-25 pieces
  2.   Beetroot, boiled and diced – 2
  3. Cucumber, diced – 2
  4. Onion, thinly sliced – 1
  5. Sev – as preferred
  6. Curd, blended – 1 ½ cup
  7. Tomato sauce – 1 small cup
  8. Green chili sauce – 1 small cup
  9. Red chili sauce- 1 small cup
  10. Salt- as per taste
  11. Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  12. Chaat masala- 1 ½ teaspoon
  13. Red mirchi powder – 1 teaspoon
Method:

o   Add chaat masala, salt in blended curd and keep it in refrigerator.
o   Mix diced/sliced onion, cucumber, beetroot with salt, red chilli powder and garam masala.
o   Decorate the puri’s in a deep base plate.
o   Put small and equal quantity of mixture on puri’s.
o   Jazz it up with curd.
o   Top with tomato sauce, green chilli sauce/red chilli sauce as per taste
o   Garnish it with sev and serve it fresh!!!


Quick tips:

v  Can replce beetroot, onion and cucumber with any fruits or vegetables as per choice
v  Always keep dahi/sev puri as simple as possible
v  Try different toppings such as diced apples/pears/guava if using fruits as base
v  Can put in carrots, tomatos, boiled potatoes/black chickpea or mung beans.






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